Forgiveness is a tricky word. We often carry associations with the word forgiveness that turn the act of forgiving into something more painful than it needs to be. Let’s set the record straight on forgiveness by learning what forgiveness IS and what it IS NOT.
Forgiveness IS NOT:
Now that we’ve discussed what forgiveness is not, let’s talk about what forgiveness really is and what it means.
As you can see, forgiveness is not about the other person. It is about us, our relationship with our own wellbeing, our ability to move forward and care for ourselves, our step out of the victim mentality. It puts the control back into our hands. After all, we cannot change anyone else’s behavior. No one has that power. But we CAN change our own behavior, and forgiveness gives us a way to improve our own lives and move forward.
HOW TO FORGIVE
Forgiveness sets you free. It gives you control over your life. It lets you breathe more easily and sleep better at night. It might be hard work, but in the end, it is SO worth it.
If you need assistance or guidance in letting go of a painful event from your past, contact me. I will be happy to partner with you in creating a life you love!